Mar
23
Sat
Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, Penryn @ Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Road at the southeast corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, Penryn

Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:30-11:30 AM
Leader: Heath Wakelee 916-870-5253 hwake- lee@gmail.com

Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Road at the southeast corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road in Penryn. This trip is intended for beginners, but experienced birders are welcome and add to the experience for all. Traylor Ranch affords an opportunity to see the resident species of the lower foothills and valley floor, usually twenty or more different species. We’ll spend about two hours and walk a little more than a mile. Come on out, bring your binoculars and help us find some birds. The more eyes and ears, the more birds we’ll see. Here’s the Placer Co. web site for Traylor Ranch:

http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/facility/ parks/parks-content/parks/traylor-ranch-nature- reserve

Apr
13
Sat
Bird Walk for Beginners in Nevada City (Hirschman’s Trail) @ Meet at the Hirschman’s Trail parking lot on Cement Hill Road (next to the Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center)
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk for Beginners in Nevada City (Hirschman’s Trail)
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00-11:00 AM
Leader: Theresa Thomas 530-264-6742

randtthomas@sbcglobal.net

This walk is designed for beginners but more skilled birders would be helpful and appreciated. Expect to see about 20-25 species, both residents and spring migrants. We will walk 2 1/2 miles taking about 2 hours.

Meet at the Hirschman’s Trail parking lot on Cement Hill Road (next to the Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center) at 8:00 am. Dress for the weather with good hiking shoes and bring your binoculars. If weather is questionable contact Theresa.

Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park @ Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at

Bridgeport
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00—10:00 AM
Leaders: Bob Slyker 530-205-9011 bgsly@aol.com Carol and Bruce Malnor (   )  cmalnor@comcast.net
Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road. Easy walking on a wooded trail and along Kentucky Creek and the Yuba River. We will see species common to an oak woodland/riparian habitat, such as California Quail, Lark Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Black Phoebe, California Towhee, and Acorn Woodpecker. There’s also a possibility of seeing an American Dipper. Please contact Bob or Carol if the weather is questionable.

Apr
20
Sat
Field Trip Along The Cascade Canal Trail @ 
Meet at the auxiliary parking area, which is a tenth of a mile or two downhill from Banner-Lava Cap Rd. on Gracie Road, Nevada City (NOT the disputed lot at the corner of Gracie
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Field Trip Along The Cascade Canal Trail

Saturday, April 20, 2019
8:00 – 11:00 AM
Leader: Rudy Darling, (530) 272-6504, rdarling@sbbmail.com 
Meet at the auxiliary parking area, which is a tenth of a mile or two downhill from Banner-Lava Cap Rd. on Gracie Road, Nevada City (NOT the disputed lot at the corner of Gracie and Banner- Lava Cap Rds.). Approximately 3 miles walking on mostly level ground.
This field trip is being run in conjunction with Know Your Watershed month, a collaborative effort of conservation organizations in the Yuba, Bear, and American River watersheds (for more information, see www.knowyourwatershed.org). It will be an exploration of the Little Deer Creek watershed. While the focus will be on birds, we will also explore mammals, plants, and history of the area. Birds might include Pacific Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, Nashville Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Northern Pygmy-Owl.

Apr
21
Sun
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley @ Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley

Sunday, April 21, 2019
8:00-10:00 AM
Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677 dcstew@outlook.comMeet in the Briar Patch parking lot at 8:00AM.

This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to find birds, what to look for when you find one. We meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a little less than two miles and it usually takes about two hours. Fifteen to twenty different species are almost guaranteed, especially with enough sharp eyes and ears. It’s a nice walk up over the hill at Sierra College and back to the Briar Patch. Come on out and help us find and identify some birds.

Apr
26
Fri
Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport @ Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road.
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at

Bridgeport
Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00—10:00 AM
Leader: Sylvia Wright, Sylvia.l. wright @ gmail.com
Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road. Easy walking on a wooded trail and along Kentucky Creek and the Yuba River. We will see species common to an oak woodland/riparian habitat, such as Western Bluebird, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Downy Woodpecker, and Northern Rough-winged Swallow. There’s a possibility of seeing an American Dipper in the river. Please contact Sylvia if the weather is questionable.

Apr
27
Sat
Field Trip at Rock Creek Nature Trail @ Meet at the Nevada County (Rood) Government Center in the lot behind the county jail.
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Field Trip at Rock Creek Nature Trail
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:00 – 11:00 AM
Leader: Rudy Darling, (530) 272-6504, rdarling@sbbmail.com 
Meet at the Nevada County (Rood) Government Center in the lot behind the county jail.

This field trip is being run in conjunction with Know Your Watershed month, a collaborative effort of conservation organizations in the Yuba, Bear, and American River watersheds (for more information, see www.knowyourwatershed.org). It will be an exploration of the Rock Creek watershed and its birds, which might include Pacific Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, Western Tanager, and others.

Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, Penryn @ parking lot off Humphrey Road at the southeast corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road in Penryn.
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, PenrynSaturday, April 27, 2019
9:30-11:30 AM
Leader: Heath Wakelee 916-870-5253 hwakelee@gmail.comMeet at 9:30 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Road at the southeast corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road in Penryn.  This trip is intended for beginners, but experienced birders are welcome and add to the experience for all. Traylor Ranch affords an opportunity to see the resident species of the lower foothills and valley floor, usually twenty or more different species. We’ll spend about two hours and walk a little more than a mile. Come on out, bring your binoculars and help us find some birds. The more eyes and ears, the more birds we’ll see. Here’s the Placer Co. web site for Traylor Ranch:

http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/facility/parks/parks-content/ parks/traylor-ranch-nature-reserve

Apr
29
Mon
Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, Penryn @ parking lot off Humphrey Road at the southeast corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road in Penryn. See March 23, 2019 listing for trip description.
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, Penryn

Monday, April 29, 2019
9:30-11:30 AM
Leader: Heath Wakelee 916-870-5253 hwakelee@gmail.comMeet at 9:30 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Road at the southeast corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road in Penryn.

This trip is intended for beginners, but experienced birders are welcome and add to the experience for all. Traylor Ranch affords an opportunity to see the resident species of the lower foothills and valley floor, usually twenty or more different species. We’ll spend about two hours and walk a little more than a mile. Come on out, bring your binoculars and help us find some birds. The more eyes and ears, the more birds we’ll see. Here’s the Placer Co. web site for Traylor Ranch:http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/facility/parks/parks-content/ parks/traylor-ranch-nature-reserve

May
3
Fri
Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport @ Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road.
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at

Bridgeport
Friday, May 3, 2019
8:00—10:00 AM
Leaders: Bob Slyker 530-205-9011 bgsly@aol.com,      , Sylvia.l.wright@gmail.com
Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road. Easy walking on a wooded trail and along Kentucky Creek and the Yuba River. We should see Band-tailed Pigeon, White-breasted Nuthatch, Bullock’s Oriole, Cliff Swallows, California Towhee, and Acorn Woodpecker. There’s also a possibility of seeing an American Dipper.